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Overview

Introduction

Emduo E 30 Kit is a combination of three antiretrovirals. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Emduo E 30 Kit restricts the growth of HIV in the body and reduces the risk of getting HIV-related complications to improve the lifespan of an individual. The medicine should be taken in an empty stomach for better efficacy. Taking these medicines regularly at the same time increases their effectiveness. A dose of this medicine should not be missed as it can affect your recovery. It is important to complete the full course of the treatment until your doctor advises you to stop it.

Some of the common side effects of this medicine are fever, dryness in the mouth, nausea, diarrhea, headache, tiredness, abnormal dreams and insomnia, and weakness, rashes, etc. These side effects are generally temporary, but if they persist or become serious inform your doctor. This medicine can also make you feel dizzy or drowsy, so it is advised to avoid driving. In addition to that, avoid alcohol consumption as it may increase the intensity of the side effects. Drinking plenty of fluid can help you to cope up with the side effects, so stay hydrated.

Before starting with the treatment, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any health condition. Your doctor may suggest regular laboratory tests to check your blood counts and other bodily functions. If you are HIV positive, you should not breastfeed or share personal belongings like razors or toothbrushes. Consult your doctor to know about safe sex methods in order to prevent transmission of HIV during intercourse.

Uses of Emduo Kit

Emduo Kit side effects

Common
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Nightmare
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Skin rash

How to use Emduo Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Emduo E 30 Kit is to be taken empty stomach.
Taking this medicine with food increases the risk of side effects.

How Emduo Kit works

Emduo E 30 Kit is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Stavudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz. They work by preventing HIV (virus) from multiplying, thereby reducing the amount of virus in your body. They also increase the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood.

Emduo Kit related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Emduo E 30 Kit. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Emduo E 30 Kit is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Emduo E 30 Kit is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Emduo E 30 Kit may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Emduo E 30 Kit is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emduo E 30 Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Emduo E 30 Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emduo E 30 Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking Emduo E 30 Kit. You may need to stop taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Emduo E 30 Kit is a combination of three medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, to reduce side effects.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Emduo E 30 Kit may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Emduo E 30 Kit can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Emduo E 30 Kit and 12 weeks after stopping it.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
  • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
  • Do not stop taking Emduo E 30 Kit without your doctor’s advice.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Emduo

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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References
  1. Aidsmap. Efavirenz/Stavudine/Lamivudine (First Line ART Treatment for HIV Infection). [Accessed on 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from: Efavirenz/Stavudine/Lamivudine. [Accessed on 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Christopher J. Hoffmann KL. Charalambous FS. Antiretroviral therapy using zidovudine, lamivudine, and efavirenz in South Africa: tolerability and clinical events. AIDS. 2008;22(1):67-74. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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